In the vedic culture the Gods of nature are worshipped, like Vasus (deity of elements: agni, jal, vayu and more), rudra, ashwini kumar and Aditya. Aditya means the son of devi aditi and this stotra pleases the Lord's heart and hence called Aditya Hrudayam Stotram. In hinduism or any other culture sages always worship the Lord Sun as the presiding deity. In one of the oldest text, vedas (Rigveda) the mantras and stotras are there to worship the Surya Dev. This blog gives aditya hrudayam stotra is sanskrit and english with meaning and explanation.
Hindu mythology has a deeper meaning of each story like Lord Brahma had five heads but Lord Shiva cut off His one head, Why? Whats fight between Lord Vishnu and Brahma? Who are these Gods? What is the meaning of this Hindu Mythology.
Basant Panchami festival is of special importance in Hinduism. The day is of worshipping Goddess Saraswati and also called the day of Saraswati Puja. It is also the mark of spring. This blog includes the details of festival celebrations, the colour associated, manifestation of Goddess Saraswati, meaning of the symbols, method of Saraswati Puja, the mantra and more.
Kreem is the ekakshari bija mantra associated with Hindu Goddess Kali. Ekakshari mantra means the one word mantra or single syllable mantra. And this ekakshari beej mantra associates with Devi kali. The one who represents the death, time and darkness (end of darkness). She has no beginning and no end. She is the boundless, infinite and free. It is the shakti mantra and the beeja mantra which in itself is the powerful mantra of Devi Kali. The blog gives the complete insight about the Kreem Mantra.
Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular stotra of Lord Hanuman which devotees sing, chant and recite. It is like the protection guard. When fears & insecurities wrap us, when negative energies haunt, when we feel alone and need strength Hanuman chalisa is the saviour. In the series of understanding the Hanuman Chalisa we are covering from chaupai 6 to 10 in this blog. It is composed by His Devotee Tulasidas around 400 years ago in awadhi language. Understanding the meaning of Hanuman chalisa will intensify the prayer. So lets find out the meaning.
We all experience stressful conditions in day to day life and body has auto mechanism for it, that is fight or flight. But when this stress prolongs it starts damaging the mind and body. There are many incidents like death of loved ones, breakups, disease, huge financial losses and many which directly throw us into the hands of stress. Unhealthy stressful mind affects body adversely too. So the exercise to keep mind fit is Meditation.
Lord Hanuman is the perfect combination of devotion, strength, faith, excellence and self control. The two shlokas from Anand Ramayana are dedicated to 12 names of Lord Hanuman. What are they? What are the meaning of 12 names and their mantra? What are the benefits of chanting Hanuman Dwadash Namavali?
Karma yoga is the union with God by doing. We can say it is "Yoga of Action". But what actions and how they need to be performed. In this context, the principle of Karma Yoga described in the Gita is most acceptable. Bhagavad Gita says that doing nishkama karma, the karma with non attachment, non desire, non intention is the way to attain yoga. What Lord Krishna says more on this, lets see.
Shiva is the God who get pleased easily and by all without any discrimination. He loves all equally whether the seeker is demon or god or human. And for this reason Shiva is one of the most worshipped Hindu God. Therefore here we are listing two the most effective, powerful and ancient shiva mantras practised since ages.
The fifth Chakra refers to as 'Vishuddha or 'Vishuddhi Chakra' or 'Throat Chakra'. The word Vishuddha literally means pure or filtered. It is the chakra of communication and expression. So the purity in communication with self, world and the God indicates how pure we are inside out. The chakra governs what we truly want to... Continue Reading →
This is the navarna mantra of the goddess Durga. The Navarna Mantra is the Navakshari mantra which means mantra having nine syllables. It is also popular by the names of the Chamunda Mantra or Chandi Mantra. This is the basic mantra of the Shri Durga Saptashati recitation. People who belong to the Shakti cult has great faith in mantra and hence this is the integral part of their practice.
Lord Ganesha, one of the most beloved God amongst Indian Mythology. Lord Ganesha, being the Lord of 14 vidya and 64 kala, is also famous as aadya daivat, i.e. the first Lord. The story of being aadya daivat, very much lies in the birth story of Lord Ganesha.
Navratri, one of the important, sacred and colorful festival in Hindu Religion. Navratri worships Goddess Durga as Nav Durga. Moreover festival is about knowing and praying various forms of Goddess which are the epitomes of power. These feminine aspects have the ability to bring in anything desired.
Who am I? I am brahman, the veda mahavakya says "Aham Brahmasmi". But when and how I will truly experience that I am the brahman. When and how this Veda vakya or principle will become the truth for me. There is a time when you can realize the real truth called Brahma Muhurta ब्रह्म मुहूर्त.